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Northleaf boosts team with new hire and promotions

The Toronto-headquartered firm added to its London team and made a slew of promotions across its PE, secondaries and infrastructure teams.

Northleaf Capital Partners has expanded its global investment team to 70 people with a new hire and several promotions, the firm said.

Richard Bolton joined Northleaf as an associate at the London office from KPMG’s corporate development team. Bolton will focus on origination, evaluation and monitoring of private equity investments.

His appointment follows two hires last month to the firm’s infrastructure team: Matthew Woodeson joined as managing director in London and Dimitrios Siomos joined as director, head of infrastructure asset management in Toronto.

Ian Carew was promoted to director of private equity partner relations and now has the added responsibility of coordinating the firm’s relations with fund managers, institutional investors and intermediaries.

Matthieu Ducharme was also promoted to director to continue building the firm’s secondary deal sourcing, investments and strategy.

Susie Lee became vice president, investor operations, and is part of the Northleaf team overseeing its infrastructure funds and separate accounts reporting. She is the financial controller of the infrastructure investment programme.

Vice president Nadim Vasanji is adding to his ongoing private equity investment responsibilities by taking on responsibility for supporting the firm’s corporate development activities, such as new product development, corporate strategy and corporate finance and operations.

Brad Blowes was promoted to senior associate, focusing on the origination, evaluation and monitoring of secondaries investments, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Chris Rigobon was also promoted to senior associate to focus mainly on market research, transaction due diligence, execution and asset management in infrastructure investment.

Northleaf has offices in Toronto, Menlo Park and London. It manages about $7 billion in assets and closed its Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund on C$300 million ($231.03 million; €211.47 million) in July.